RESTORING HISTORY ONE CAR AT A TIME

Battery

Model A Replace Model T Batteries

Model “T” batteries T-7668-A(without electrolyte) and T-7670-A (with electrolyte) have been obsoleted. When calls are received for this part supply the present design Model “A” battery and two T-8844-CR battery clamps (see Fig. 1008). Model “A” batteries can be used for replacement of a T-7670 batteries when T-8844-CR clamps are furnished. When supplying a Model …

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CHANGE IN BATTERY CABLE

A change has been made in the battery to switch cable terminal. The terminal now ex- tends straight out (sec dotted outline, Fig. 898) instead of being bent at right angles. If calls are received for the old style cable, after present stocks are exhausted, supply the new design and bend the terminal until it …

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Battery

Remove floor boards; this will give free access to all parts of the battery and its connections. Clean the top of the battery and the terminal connections with a mild solution of sal soda or with a cloth moistened with ammonia. The top of the battery should then be flushed with water, wiped dry and …

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Battery Trouble

When an owner complains of battery trouble or frequent lamp bulb failure, make it a rule to find out from him the condition under which his car is being operated. Find out whether the car is operated mostly at night or during the daylight; whether it is used principally on long trips with comparatively few …

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CAUSES OF BATTERY FAILURE

Recently we forwarded a number of batteries to our engineering department which had been sent in by dealers as alleged defective material. We are quoting below an excerpt from our engineering department’s report covering their findings: “The greater number of the batteries returned had failed from buckled plates. This condition is due to too high …

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WINTER ELECTRICAL TROUBLES

Each winter, especially in the Northern States, car owners often experience a certain amount of trouble in the electrical system of their cars. This seasonal trouble is principally due to the affect of cold weather on the electrolyte in the battery, and failure on the part of mechanics to correctly adjust the generator charging rate …

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Battery Bracket

Fig. 589 shows the new design battery bracket. The old design bracket will not be carried for service. Should an occasion arise where it is necessary to replace an old style bracket with the new design the new bracket can be easily installed as follows: Drill one 25/64 inch hole in center cross member at …

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The Battery

Before performing electrical work on the car always disconnect the battery cable at the battery.

Installing Battery

When installing a battery in the model “A,” be sure to install it with the positive terminal grounded to the frame as shown in Fig. 435. The connections should occasionally be in­spected to make certain they are clean and tight.

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